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Mànran in May with Orkney Rocks! Choir

Have you got your tickets yet for Mànran who will be at The Orkney Theatre, Kirkwall on Saturday 6th May 2023 ?

the seven members of Manran, thesix men at the back with the woman in the front

Tickets are available at: www.manran.co.uk/gigs 

Multi-award winning Mànran will share the stage with Orkney Rocks! Choir, who are celebrating their tenth year together in 2023.

Aidan Moodie said:

“We just can’t wait to perform in Kirkwall this May — it’s the first home gig with the band for both Marcus and I so we’re very high about it. It’s sure to be an amazing night for us all, but it’ll be extra special for us Orkney natives!”

Mànran ended 2022 with a bang, headlining Hoolie in the Hydro at the Ovo Hydro in Glasgow. The world-first event was the biggest night of traditional music to ever have taken place and was organised by one of the founding band members, Gary Innes. The band then finished the year playing the Hogmanay Show on BBC One, alongside Lewis Capaldi. The band have also recently returned from a tour of Denmark for a run of Scottish shows.

The multi-award-winning group has been at the heart of the Scottish traditional music scene for over a decade. Internationally recognised as one of the most iconic and respected Scottish bands on the road today, the seven-piece show no signs of slowing down as they continue to push boundaries and explore new musical and geographical territory, bringing their uplifting and unique live performances to stages across the world.

With four hugely successful studio albums under their belt, Mànran added to their success in late 2021 when lead female vocalist, Kim Carnie was crowned Gaelic Singer of the Year at the Hands up for Trad Awards. Their 2021 single Crow Flies is currently being used as the soundtrack for Crerar Hotels’ national television adverts.

Speaking about the Orkney gig in May Marcus Cordock said:

“I live locally in Kirkwall but I get to tour across the world with the band for many months of the year, however this upcoming Orkney gig will be one of the most special yet. I can’t wait to play to my home crowd!” 

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